Alex, fully agree with you. I’m actually based in Edinburgh which was Duo’s other “hub”. The problem which BMI regional has is exemplified by their Edinburgh – Copenhagen route.
I’m a fairly regular visitor to the Nordic region and used to use BMI frequently. They are now competing with both EasyJet and Norwegian on the route – bigger planes, wifi in the case of Norwegian etc. While I see BMI Regional’s attractions, I would doubt that they can match the LCCs in terms of price, and certainly can’t better their convenience.